Or, How Christians can respond to Evil.

You might be familiar with the problem of evil.

It goes a bit like this: If God created the world, then he is responsible for the kind of world he created. …

Teaching the Glory of God.

Students roll into a fluorescent-lit building at 7:45am, still dreary from staying up late the night before. They get an hour of chemistry drilled into their head, and then an hour of geometry, and then maybe a study hall or some time in an elective. …

Or, why all my friends and I are out of work.

Written (mostly) on Tuesday, March 17th.

For the past two years,

I’ve been balancing full time grad school and part time work. For the last 8 or so months, I’ve been lucky enough to work at the downtown location of Frothy Monkey, a coffeeshop/restaurant/bar here in Nashville.

Two weeks ago, we joked at work about…

Or, how to see, know, and create God’s time.

In Greek, there are two different words for time.

The first, chronos, means the time we’re all familiar with. It’s the ticking of a clock, the rotation of the earth, and the movement of the earth around the sun. While we have different time zones for different places, chronos is the same time no matter where you are.

But…

Or, how a coffee shop can change who you are.

Initially written Sunday, Jan 5th.

An Average Day in the Life.

Today I got to Portland Brew around 2:30, and grabbed a mug of coffee. The front room has these huge windows, and I grabbed a seat facing them.

By the time I was half a mug deep, I had finished a few chapters of Nassim…

The end of a decade.

How to look back on the last ten years of your life, and read the narrative of your decade.

In high school, I read the Eragon book series.

The first book featured a character named Brom, who is introduced as a storyteller traveling with a circus-like group. Every night, children and adults alike would gather around the fire with him, and he would spin a tapestry of brave warriors and princesses, terrifying orcs and gentle dragons. …

Reflections on living, leaving, and moving on.

Four years ago, I spent a summer as Moose. For ten weeks, I ministered to third and fourth graders, middle schoolers, and their families, and that ministry often looked like…

who do not follow the advice of the wicked,

or take the path that sinners tread,

or sit in the seat of scoffers;

2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord,

and on his law they meditate day and night.

3 They are…

This school is not what it seems, but that’s not always a bad thing.

Let us begin with a parable of Lipscomb.

“It’s Friday morning, and three friends are up early. One leads a Bible study with a bunch of freshmen. One attends an SGA meeting where he plans an incredible event for Lipscomb students, and one guy (an RA) busts a freshman resident for drinking the night before. The next night…

Lorne Jaques

Writer. Teacher. Pastor. Interpreter of strange times, and aspiring polymath.

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